Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew is made with tender chunks of stew meat, tons of vegetables and a tasty, rich broth making this easy beef stew recipe the perfect slow cooker comfort food.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Stew Meat Dredge
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 1/2 pounds stew meat or chuck roast cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 4 large russet potatoes cut in 1 inch pieces
- 4 large carrots cut in 1 inch pieces
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 32 ounces beef stock
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- fresh parsley for garnish
To make this Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe, start by adding vegetable oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat and adding flour and dredge seasonings to a medium sized bowl.
Toss your stew meat chunks in the flour and then move to the heated skillet and cook your meat for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. until browned on all sides. You want to cook your meat in a single layer in the skillet so you may need to split the stew meat into to cooking batches.
Once cooked, move the stew meat to your slow cooker along with your onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, tomato paste, beef broth, worchestershire and spices. Cover and cook on Low for 7 - 8 hours or on High for 4 hours.
Scoop out 3/4 cup of the broth and whisk in the cornstarch. Pour back into the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook for another 20 - 30 minutes on High to thicken the sauce and then garnish with fresh parsley and serve up with good, crusty bread.
Serving: 8g | Calories: 682.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.8g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 31.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 3049.6mg | Potassium: 1572.6mg | Fiber: 6.9g | Sugar: 7.1g | Vitamin A: 4635IU | Vitamin C: 58.8mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 6.1mg